The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 8, 1936 · Page 13
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April 8, 1936

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 13

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MASON CITY AUTO SHOW, APRIL 9-10-11 AUTO EXHIBITION SECTION MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1936 9 DISPLAY ROOMS SET FOR AUTO SHOW 3 DAY EVENT TO OPEN THURSDAY; DEALERS READY Exhibition Will Continue Through Friday and Saturday. The newest spring colorings in a wide variety of models will be displayed at Mason City's 1936 second annual individual automobile show, which opens Thursday and continues through Friday and Saturday. Nine automobile dealers are participating in the event in order to give the prospective buyer an op portunity to see and compare th various models of 1936 motor ve hide creations. The sliov.- v.iil be staged on the t same plan as was used so success fully last year of having each par . ticipating dealer stage his display in the show room of his own establish. raent. Has Advantages. This unique plan of individual ex · hibits has several sound and attractive points in its favor, dealers learned in their experience a year ago. One advantage, for instance is that the individual dealer can ;is' play his entire line of cars in his own showroom, whereas only a few models of each line could "be dis played in a laz'ge auditorium ir which all dealers were showing cars. Still another advantage of this plan is that each dealer can have his sales force to explain features of the car which he handles. As result each dealer has prepared for his own individual show in his own showroom. Some are planning a cut-away chassis display, while others are featuring some other phase of the automotive industry. Redecorate Showrooms. Some dealers are planning to show their visitors not only th'e exhibits in the showroom,, but also their servicing departments. Show- .rooms have been undergoing redecoration and general renovation the past few days in preparation for the three day event. The complete line of Buicks and Oldsmobiles will be on display at the Birum Olson company establishment at 316 North Federal avenue. One of the features of the show will be stripped Buick chasis, which will be displayed on a turn table. In New Colors. . Wagner Motor company, 202 First street southeast, will show the com- .plete line of Lincoln Zephyr and .Ford automobiles in special new spring colors. Visitors will be con- Federal Avenue Resurfacing in North Iowa Paving Progr "SPRING TO START CONSTRUCTION OF am Where Auto Show Is Staged 6 T ]Q ]Q ]Q DD Q9 DD DD OD D D Q D D D OJJDQIQOOO 8TM ST. Sw The above map shows where the nine dealers participating In the auto show, opening Thursday and running through Friday and Saturday, are situated in the Mason City business section. The numbered locations of these dealers are as follows: No. 1--North Iowa Motor Company, Studebaker . 320 North Federal No. 2--Birum-Olson Company, Buick and Oldsmobiie, 316 N. Federal No. 3--Jewell Motors, Inc., De Soto and Plymouth, .10 Fourth St. N. E. No. 4--,1. H. Marston, Chrysler and Plymouth . . ]9 Third St. N. E. No. 5--Tom Summerhays Co., Packard-Hudson-Terraplane, 120 N. Del. No. 6--Lapiner Motor Company, Dodge cud Plymouth, 125 S. Delaware No. 7--Wagner Motor Company, Ford and Lincoln, 202 First St. S. E. No. 8--John Gallagher, Inc., Pontiac 6's and 8's, 25-27 Second St. S. E. No. 9--FolsOm Auto Company, Graham . . . . 722 South Federal Ave. lucted through the plant and shown :ow the service department oper- tes to serve the car owner. Inasmuch as this marks the twen- ieth year in which the Wagner Mor NEW CAR LOANS THE best place to finance the purchase of a new car is through . . . The First National Bonk · Our plan offers o OTHER. Monthly months. SAVINGS over payments up ANY to 18 You buy your automobile insurance where you like. No extra fees or carrying charges added to your loan. You don't need to be a regular customer to get a loan here . . . and you'll enjoy doing business with a bank that's small enough to be friendly-- large enough to offer every banking service. The First National Bank Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation tor company has been in operation, E. H. Wagner, head of the concern, will have exhibits showing the development that has taken place in Ford automobile in that span of time. A sumptuous display of the Chrysler and Plymouth cars was planned at the J. H. Marston garage, 19 Third street northeast. The 1936 models of these popular automobiles will be shown at the Marston company's display room. Manager William Klecfcner of the Jewell Motor, Inc.. 10 Fourth street northeast, announced that his garage had been decorated for the coming auto display and the showrooms were newly painted. The latest modes in the DeSoto and Plymouth cars will be shown during the three day display. Surprise Awaits Them. "A big- surprise is awaiting all those who attend the Lapiner Motor company display," announced Manager Sam Richer of that company. The Lapiner firm, situated at 125 Delaware avenue southeast, sells the Dodge and Plymouth. cars. The floor was being repainted and a general cleanup wa s in order at John Gallagher, Inc., 25 Second street southeast, where preparations were going ahead full speed for the auto show. Latest models of Pontiac Sixes and Eights will be on display at the Gallagher showrooms. Similar preparations were being made at the Folsom Auto company, 722 South Federal avenue, according to Manager Jay Folsom, and the showroom has been decorated to greet the spectators expected to come Thursday, Friday and Saturday to inspect the 1936 models of the Graham automobile. "I'm happy to join in the auto show," commented George Sauer- burg of the North Iowa Motor company. "We haven't an elaborate showroom but we will have on display some of the latest models of the Studebaker car for 1936." | A convertible Packard coupe was the feature planned at the Tom Summerhays garage. 120 Delaware avenue northeast. Mr. Summerhays s dealer for the Terraplane and Hudson as well as the Packard. MORE HIGHWAYS Bridge Contractors Alread; at Work; Plan to Close Gaps in Pavements. The opening of spring has again turned the attention of highway en ginecrs, state and county, to th construction of roads to keep pac with heavy demands of modern motor travel. In Mason City interest is ccn tered on the proposed resurfacing of the remainder of Federal avenue The highway commission has com pleted a survey of the street and its engineers are now drawing up working plans for the project. Last summer a section of South Federal avenue from Tenth to Twenty-third street was repavcd and widened. The facility with which traffic moves over this new pavement has focused attention more than ever on the plan for the re- paving of the remainder of the main thoroughfares through the city. Through Business Section. Just how far the repaving protect will go does not appear to be settled. "It just depends how far the money will go," was the way one highway engineer put it. It is certain, however, that re* paving will reach through the business section of the city at least as "ar north as Twelfth street on North. Federal avenue and possibly to the new pavement and south to the viaduct, highway engineers stated. The viaduct itself is now the sub- ect of negotiations between the ·ailroad, highway commission and .he city of Mason City and hope is being entertained there will be gov- =rnment money available for its re- lonstruction without the central lier. Make Preparations. The People's Gas and Electric ompany is making preparations to 'o before the voters with an appli- ation for a franchise for the opera- ion of a bus line and for permission 3 continue trackage enough to get ts Clear Lake interurban car up own. The remainder of the trackage will e torn up. The city council has one on record in favor of a plan for Y on North Federal avenue in eu of the loop around to Washin"- on avenue. It is understood that the repaving reject also will include the "four ad blocks" on South Federal ave- ue from Twenty-third to Twenty- eventh street. The opening of spring will bring construction gangs out over all North Iowa. To Close Gaps. "We expect considerable activity in the form of numerous small jobs as the closing up of gaps," said Raymond Zack, district engineer of the highway commission. "This doesn't mean we are going back to the mileage we once had. but means activity." Among the new projects listed for spring is the closing up of the gap at New Hampton. Work is to be done on No. 9 east of Riceville. The Manly-0sa.ge sector is still up in the air. Bridge contractors are already at work on their part of road construction. Grading will get under way as scon as the ground is dry enough to handle. Paving will probably get under way about May 1 it the weather is favorable, according to Mr. Zack. down the action of the front springs and allows greater room within the body. Passengers now ride between the axles. Further to improve comfort, new thin-leaf springs have been developed which permit the weight of the car to be distributed over a larger area at each leaf end. There are in addition double-action shock absorbers and a sway eliminator. The water packets, which previously extended only along the upper half of the cylinder bores, now cool the cylinders from top to bottom. A tube through the engine block now supplies water direct to each cylinder and exhaust valve seat, the hottest part of the motor. The new method of spark control utilizes the vacuum in the intake manifold to prevent spark knock with ordinary fuel. To quickly catalogue the outstanding features of the new car--the 1936 Plymouth has an 82 horsepower engine with a compression ratio of G.7 to 1; a torpedo-type all- steel safety body; syncro-silent transmission; a n e w "ride" achieved by a redistribution of weight, plus a new front spring assembly, "float- ng power" engine mountings and hydraulic brakes.' Want Rest of It Repaved Workmen are shown above uncovering the new South Federal nvc- mio pavement, which was laid last summer from Tenth to Twenty-third streets. Plans are being made for resurfacing of the remainder of the city's main thoroughfare the coming season. . John Rust, Goodell, Dies at Mason City John Rust, Goodell, 58 died at a ·lason City hospital at fl':35 o'clock Tuesday evening following an ill- icss. The body was taken to the Boughton funeral homo at Garner. Good Friday Services at St. James Church The Rev. O. Mall announced Good Friday services would be held at St. James Lutheran church as follows: German services from 7 p. m. to 7:15 p. m. and Ajncrican services from 8 p. m. to 8:43 p. m. Text: St. John, 19:10-19. Holy communion will be given Holy Thursday evening beginning at 8 p. m. This service will be only a communion service. Maybe Haile Selassie ought to be thinking of swapping his red umbrella for a red cap. It looks as if he'd be holding the bag from now on.--Boston Herald. 15 MILES LIMIT IN SCHOOL ZONE Police to Enforce Ruling;' Traffic Signs Placed Throughout City. One of the chief duties of policemen on the day shift is the safeguarding of children going to and from school. The necessity for caution in driving near schools has led to the erection of school zone signs at all schools within the city limits, according to Chief Harold Wolfe of the police department. These signs will limit the speed to 15 miles an hour past the schools. The signs have been placed on all streets surrounding the schools, whether the schools are on highways or not. "The speed ruling will be strictly enforced past these buildings," said Chief Wolfe. "Officers have been detailed to principal schools on highways when students are going to or from schools and at the smaller schools we have the boy patrols. The department is doing this to insure safety to small children attending those schools, many of which arc located on main arterial highways in Mason City." Musical instruments exported from Germany last year were valued at .$6,000,000. 1936 PLYMOUTH S! William Stehn, 69, Northwood, Succumbs William Stehn. 69, farmer who esided near Northwood. died at a lason City hospital at 2:05 o'clock ·Vednesday morning following an 'Incss. The body WHS taken to the '·'. K. Hunter funeral home at vorthwood. Lapiner's, Marston's and Jewel Motors Are Local Agents. The new models, streamlined in design, and with S2 horsepower, are introduced by Plymouth for the 1936 season. The cars embody a redistribution of weight and a new- front spring assembly declared to produce much more comfortable riding for rear as well as front scat passenges. In the new cars, which will be displayed during the auto show at the Jewel Motors, Inc.. J. H. Marston's or the Lapiner Motor company, the body and frame are bolted together at 46 points. Seats are wider and the floor has been lowered, giving a lower center of gravity for greater stability and safety. ! The engine has been moved fnr- j waid over the front axle. This slows , Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 9,10,11 Birom-Olson Co. BUICK-OLDSMOBILE 316 North Federal Avenue Jewel Motors, Inc. DE SOTO-PLYMOUTH 10 Fourth Street N. E. Folsom Auto Co. GRAHAM 722 South Federal Ave. STUDEBAKER 520 North Federal Avenue Lapiner Motor Co. DODGE-PLYMOUTH 125 South Delaware Avianue John Gallagher, Inc. PONTIAC 27 Second Street Southeast Tom Summerhays Packard-Hudson-Terrapiana 120 North Delaware Avenue J. H. Marston CHRYSLER-PLYMOUTH 19 Third Street Northeast Wagner Motor Co. 202 FORD V-8 First Street Southeast

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